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Where to buy mags for M1 Carbine?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Travlin, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Travlin

    Travlin Well-Known Member

    I have been all over the internet looking for GOOD QUALITY magazines for my M1 Carbine. I want four 15 round mags, either USGI or new ones Here is what I have learned.

    CMP and Fulton don’t sell them.

    Gun show mags are nearly all inferior after-market versions and not reliable. Even ones with proper USGI markings are usually counterfeit.

    Real USGI mags from internet sources are often so rusty they are useless, even if they have been in storage and were never issued. Some may be good, but it is a crap-shoot.

    New after-market mags are often inferior and not reliable.

    I found new ones by ProMag, but posters at THR have called them junk.

    Here is a new one from an unknown manufacturer but has a guarantee.

    Do you have any experience with the two I have linked or have other sources to suggest?
  2. dafitch

    dafitch Well-Known Member

    Shameless for sale plug, but if it helps you out...

    I've got two USGI 15 rounders listed for sale right now:

    Link to ad.

    Probably can even let two more magazines go for the 4 total mags you're after. PM me and we'll work out a package deal.

  3. Travlin

    Travlin Well-Known Member

    Thanks Dave. I will send PM.
  4. NonConformist

    NonConformist member

    ProMags have lifetime guarantees

    If they fail they will replace them and recently their quality(since 06/7) has been great
  5. ACP230

    ACP230 Well-Known Member

    There are ads in every Shotgun News selling carbine mags.
  6. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Well-Known Member

    FWIW I was able to buy USGI (still in greasepaper)15 round mags at the last gunshow I was at. It did take a bit of looking . ..but they're absolutely flawless.

  7. WoofersInc

    WoofersInc Well-Known Member

    Fulton does sell carbine mags. Go to the M1 Carbine pages and the parts and accessories section. They are located towards the bottom in the accessorries and tools section. I bought the 10 pack of the 15 rounders from them and they have all worked great.
  8. Travlin

    Travlin Well-Known Member


    You are absolutely right. I looked through there and missed them. Thanks.
  9. hayes1966

    hayes1966 Active Member

    I always forget about Foulton .. thanks for the reminder.
  10. Travlin

    Travlin Well-Known Member

    I placed my order with dafitch
  11. Travlin

    Travlin Well-Known Member

    Happy buyer

    I bought four mags from dafitch. He's a good guy to deal with.
  12. RockyMtnTactical

    RockyMtnTactical Well-Known Member

    Have you tried the gun show?
  13. Travlin

    Travlin Well-Known Member


    I recently bought my first M1 Carbine so I'm just learning about mags. The word on the internet is that many gun show mags are not USGI, even when they have the markings. I'll be looking at the next show to see if I can spot the real ones. Meanwhile I needed mags now and dafitch set me up good.
  14. Mk VII

    Mk VII Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised anyone makes commercial 15-rndrs. There should be heaps of GI ones still out there.
  15. greyling22

    greyling22 Well-Known Member

    I"ve got a box full of m1 carbine mags. most still in grease paper. some guy gave them to me.

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